Cathleen Hodgkinson

His Resistance Of Her

She sleeps as the moonlight illuminates her bed,
Her dog asleep at her side.
And in her dream,
He is walking hand in hand with her, both blonde as mistaken siblings,
Along the misty Rhode Island shore,
Her place of peace, a place she longed to show him.
And through her soft overgrown bangs blowing across her blue eyes,
She faces him and gently cups her hands on his face,
She looks into his eyes, although he will not look into hers.
She calmly says,
I believe I am the one woman you'd never need to fear.
She doesn't try to convince him any further.
She understands his resistance, understands his fears, his silence.
She accepts all that as a part of who he is.
It is unspoken, where they both belong in their separate worlds.
As she never asked for him either.
She gives him the most genuine and sincere smile.
Taking his hand in hers again and together they continue to walk,
Barefoot in the warm sand.
And her dream is over,
She awakens in the moonlight, still illuminating her bed,
A single tear falls onto her pillow.
Because she forgot to tell him,
She doesn't know how to let him go.

(January 2008)

Poem Submitted: Monday, March 10, 2008

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  • Dr.subhendu KarDr.subhendu Kar (7/19/2008 10:46:00 PM)

    still she truges the path hand in with love
    soul when suolful by the mirth all around
    moon still bedecking by the spoted beauty of black
    life when swells by the breath of dream..................wondeful poem of love eloquently versed, yet luscious green ingenious across the lucidity as mused, well penned,10+, thanks fotr sharing

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  • Theresa Moore (5/5/2008 7:26:00 AM)

    Warm poetic words that illuminate the soul...great write!

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  • Susan WitmanSusan Witman (4/24/2008 2:55:00 PM)

    The last three lines are the ones that touched me the most. I am glad to have read this one- for sake of those lines. Thank you for posting this poem or I never would have known it existed.

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  • Michael K (4/12/2008 6:45:00 AM)

    Your words.. as if my soul is looking into a mirror.

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  • James B. Earley (3/20/2008 2:07:00 AM)

    My friend 'Subbaraman' is on to something! Best wishes.

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  • Subbaraman N V (3/10/2008 9:53:00 PM)

    'Dream' is a wish fulfillment - the psychologists aver!

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  • Paolo Giuseppe MazzarelloPaolo Giuseppe Mazzarello (3/10/2008 3:59:00 PM)

    Listening to a dream. In the Greek mythology, Zeus sent mankind two types of dreams. The first through a door, the second through the other one. One told the truth, the other a lie. Very nice Cathleen...

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  • Lawrence S. Pertillar (3/10/2008 11:38:00 AM)

    He knows and is aware you can not let him go!
    That is why he continues to reappear. Getting closer
    as he shares a reality both of you can define.
    I see no 'resistance of her' at all. I see an awakening happening
    to allow love wished to occur. AND, it will. Nice poem.

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  • Flora Gillingham (3/10/2008 9:13:00 AM)

    Love the dreamlike quality of the writing.

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  • C.R. ClarkC.R. Clark (3/10/2008 8:21:00 AM)

    Pleasant dreams always seem to end too soon. A good read. Thanks
    Richard

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